Meet Our Commissioners

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Jeff Smart, Chairman


138 Trestle Street
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone:  910.995-4523
e-mail: jeff.smart@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2020
Currently serving in 1st term: December 2020-December 2024
 
Occupation:
Owner of Mabry's Drug & Home Care
 
Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, First Baptist Church, Hamlet, NC
Member, Hamlet Masonic Lodge
 
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Justin Dawkins, Vice-Chairman


926 Home Avenue
Rockingham, NC 28379
Phone: 910-434-5636
e-mail: Justin.dawkins@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2020
Currently serving in 1st term: December 2020-December 2022

Occupation:
Director of Operations: von Drehle Corporation
 
Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, Richmond County Special Olympics Committee
Business Leader of North Carolina Special Olympics Corporation of the Year, 2018
Member, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Environmental Policy Committee
Member, Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Member, Rockingham Masonic Lodge 495 and currently serving as Treasurer
Member, Charlotte Scottish Rite Valley-32nd Degree Mason
Member, First Baptist Church, Rockingham
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Don Bryant, Commissioner


3421 North U.S. 1 Highway
Hoffman, NC 28347
Home: 910/281-3041
Business: 910/997-5952
e-mail: bryant.turf1979@gmail.com
Elected: November, 2010
Currently serving in 3rd term, December 2018 – December 2022

Occupation:
Retired Educator
Owner, Operator of Bryant’s Turf & Landscape

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, Richmond County Aging Services Advisory Board
Member, Southeastern Economic Development Commission
Member, Richmond County Water Committee
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Tavares Bostic, Commissioner


201 Stroman Rd
Marston, NC 28363
Phone:  585.967.8396
e-mail: tavares.bostic@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2018 Currently serving in 1st term: December 2018 - December 2022

Occupation:
Self Employed

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Brothers Leaning on Another Creating Kings
Marston First Missionary Baptist Church
NAACP
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Rick W. Watkins, Ed.D.,  Commissioner


P.O. Box 1590
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: 910.582.4299
e-mail: rick.watkins@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2018
Currently serving 1st term:  December 2018 -- December 2022

Occupation:
Assistant Professor, Wingate University, Thayer School of Education
Educational Consultant

Community/Business Affiliations:
Congregation Council President, Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Hamlet, NC
United Way of the Carolinas site leader for the Ballantyne Campus
Coordinator of the Master's Program in Educational Leadership, Wingate University
Member of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators
Member of the North Carolina Professors of Educational Leadership
Member of the Faculty Senate and Athletics Committee at Wingate University
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Toni R. Maples, Commissioner


165 Beane Run 
Rockingham, NC  28379
Phone: 910.817-7129
e-mail: toni.maples@richmondnc.com
Elected: November 2020
Currently serving in 1st term: December 2020-December 2024
 
Occupation:
Teacher
 
Community/Business Affiliations:
Richmond County Chamber Ambassador
Veteran's Day Parade Committee
Habitat for Humanity Women Build Chair
Member, Crestview Baptist Church, Rockingham
Member, Richmond Service League
Pi Omega Pi
National Honor Society for Business Teachers
Rockingham Woman's Club
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Andy Grooms, Commissioner


360 Battley Dairy Rd, 
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: 910-417-9244
e-mail: andy.grooms@richmondnc.com
Elected: November, 2020

First term: December 2020-December 2024
 
Occupation:
Miner, Covia

Community Service/Business Affiliations:
Member, Loyal Order of Moose 1838